Industrial production growth in Slovakia slows in July

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Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021, 10:05 AM

Slovak industrial production grew by an adjusted working day of 7.8% year-on-year in July, after rising 13.8% in June, the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR) said on Friday.

Production increased in 12 of the 15 activities, 9 of which saw their production exceed its July 2019 level.

The strongest growth rates were recorded in the manufacturing of base metals and metal products (31.4%); machinery and equipment (25.6%); coke and refined petroleum products (10.6%); and chemicals and chemicals (9.4%).

On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, industrial production rose 1% in July.

In a separate statement, the Bratislava-based agency said construction production fell 3.9% per year in July, after rising 3.0% the month before. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, construction production fell 1.1%.

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